Prior to his work at RIT, Rick created the academic world of Mobile Forensics while a professor of Purdue University's College of Technology where he also created the annual Mobile Forensics World Conference. Rick's areas of research include Small-Scale Digital Device Forensics, Mobile Security, Information Assurance and Security, and the Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Improving Efficiency in Cyber Forensics. He was also a faculty member with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).
Previously at Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, Michigan, Rick taught graduate and undergraduate courses in InformationAssurance and Security, Network Management, and E-Business Strategy. Rick also served as a Technology Director and Educator for various school districts, a Communications Electronic Warfare Officer for the U.S. Army, and a Radio Disc Jockey.
He has authored numerous articles in the area of Small Scale Digital Device Forensics, created the Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal and the Mobile Forensics World Conference, and acts as a reviewing editor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on
• Guidelines for Mobile Device Forensics,
• Guidelines for Cellphone Forensics,
• Guidelines for PDA Forensics,
• Cell Phone Forensic Tools, and
• PDA Forensic Tools.
As a consultant, Rick also works with state and federal agencies in Mobile Device Forensics and Security.